[TACRAO] Listserv Graduation Date

Jenkins, Robert Robert.Jenkins at uth.tmc.edu
Thu Feb 21 09:30:43 CST 2019

Hello Troy and TACRAO,
I am glad to see a good response for this question.  Seems simple, right?  The institution should decide it's policy for grad date and that is that!  Not so fast partner......

During our 2017 Financial Aid Audit the state auditors wrote us up because we reported the ceremony date to NSLDS as the graduation date.  The auditors interpreted the DOE guidelines as saying the graduation date reported should be the last date in which the student participated in any academic activity (last day of the term).  They reviewed our published academic calendar and  compared our last day of the term against the grad date reported to the NSLDS.

Now we report the last day of the term to the NSC and NSLDS.  However, it still "FEELS" like the correct date should be the ceremony date.

Robert Jenkins
University Registrar
713 500 3334

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu <tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> On Behalf Of Busby, Maria
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:26 AM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Graduation Date

Hi Troy,

We use the Saturday commencement ceremony date as our official "graduation date" posted with the awarded degree.  Have a great day!

Maria Busby
Associate Registrar, Responsibility - Intellection -Adaptability - Input - Belief
Email: mariabusby at shsu.edu<mailto:mariabusby at shsu.edu>
Sam Houston State University
Phone:  936-294-1036
"A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." ~~ Tony Evans

Sam Houston State University ~ A Member of The Texas State University System

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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> <tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu>> On Behalf Of Troy G. White
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:22 AM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao at tamuc.edu>
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Graduation Date

Good morning, all!

Simple question that I am sure has been asked before...

What date do you use as your official, posted graduation date?  Last date of the term, or ceremony date?

Troy G. White, M.Ed.
University Registrar
One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX 75670


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